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From: "Olive Tree Genealogy" <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Boarder Crossing Records
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 16:02:02 -0400
On 8 May 2007 at 15:11, rijoperk wrote:
> Hi Barbara,
> Could you tell me what dates would be available? I have
> an ancestor who
> crossed from Ontario to NY (most likely thru Ft.
> Covington) about 1852-55.
> Thanks. Joan
Many immigrants came to US via Canada as fares were
generally much cheaper that way.
In 1895 Canada and USA established a joint inspection
system. Passengers arriving in Canada who intended to go on
to United States were inspected by US Officials at the
Canadian Port of Arrival, then enumerated on US immigration
lists. Immigrants were also given inspection cards which
they turned in to US Officials once they were on board
trains going to United States. Two sets of records were
created - passenger lists and compiled inspection cards.
These CANADIAN BORDER CROSSING records were microfilmed by
INS. They cover 1895-1954 and are indexed. They do NOT
include Canadians before 1906. After September 30, 1906
both Canadians and non-Canadians are included on these
For more information on the St Albans (Canadian Border
Crossing) Lists (including film numbers), see
-- Lorine McGinnis Schulze
* Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists)
* Naturalization Records
* Images of Ships Lists
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